when you consider the circumstances, according to abc news' dr. jennifer ashton. >> when you talk about moving patients out of a hospital and taking them down multiple flights of stairs, it is a logistical and medical nate mair. >> reporter: she and many others were really surprised that something like this went off without a hitch, and so glads that it did. those patients are now being treated, successfully, at other area hospitals, we are told. and president obama today, praised the doctors and the nurses here for working together. this is when you have teamwork, and it goes off successfully. as you can see here, though, still in lower manhattan, we are in the dark right now. and hopefully, we continue to see more stories of hope like this instead of stories of sadness that we're likely going to see in the next few days. >> thanks to brandi hitt, live for us this morning from manhattan. thanks, brandi. we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire that turned a queens, new york, neighborhood into a pile of burning embers.